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Manferto, Valeria

Works: 529 works in 839 publications in 5 languages and 7,402 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Illustrated works  History  Guidebooks  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Redactor, Author, Publishing director, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Adapter, Compiler, Translator, Originator, ed~
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Valeria Manferto
Pompeii by Salvatore Nappo( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly two thousand years after the catastrophe, Pompeii is at last emerging as a showpiece of our archaeological heritage, thanks to the new conservation and presentation projects that are being introduced. Pier Giovanni Guzzo, Superintendant of Archaeology, and Antonio d'Ambrosio, Director of Excavations, accompany the visitor round the most celebrated monuments and also off the beaten track in three itineraries which are up-to-date and comprehensive. The discoveries are brought to life and new insights are shared in a guide that is easy for all to use and copiously illustrated."--Jacket
World Trade Center by Peter Skinner( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photos and articles about the history and construction of the massive World Trade Center, daily operations, and the tragic events of September 11, 2001
Tibet : journey to the forbidden city : retracing the steps of Alexandra David-Néel by Tiziana Baldizzone( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Paris in 1868, Alexandra David-Neel spent some thirteen years traveling though China and Tibet, walking unknown routes, discovering and photographing new cultures and people, and exploring their traditions and religious beliefs. "The land of the gentleman brigands" was the name she gave to an area in the far west of China, populated by fierce and dangerous tribes, through which she traveled several times in her attempts to reach Lhasa, the Forbidden City of Tibet." "Today, Alexandra David-Neel's photographs and the written accounts of her expeditions remain as testimony to her courage. But as she wrote at the time, she regretted that her pictures "would not convey the true colors of this wonderful land." Some 70 years later, photographers Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone traveled to Tibet to discover for themselves this fascinating land, to visit the same tribes, and to photograph the people and the landscapes - to "give color" to the impressions of Alexandra David-Neel. With more than 145 stunning illustrations, their book is a celebration of color, showing in marvelous detail the panoramic landscapes, the faces and expressions of individual people, and the splendid decoration of the costumes, as elaborate today as in the 1920s. This photographic pilgrimage journeys through both time and space to a land rarely seen by Western eyes."--Jacket
China through the eyes of the West : from Marco Polo to the last emperor by Gianni Guadalupi( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China Revealed presents the history of the relationships between Europe and the Celestial Empire of classical antiquity, from the time when the caravans began to bring a divine fabric known as silk to the shores of the Mediterranean from the far off, mysterious East, up to the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1911. Through beautifully illustrated maps, ancient engravings, the first black and white pictures and color plates, this book describes the incredible experiences of those who ventured into distant Cathay, crossing the endless deserts of Asia and the treacherous oceans. The Franciscan monks, who were the first to penetrate the Mongolian steppes, the merchants such as Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta, the Portuguese sailors and Jesuit missionaries, who became counselors to the Son of the Heavens, and many more
Giants of the sea : whales, dolphins, and their habits by Gaetano Cafiero( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text tell the story of the order of mammals known as cetaceans and traces the history of their uneasy coexistence with humankind
Street art : famous artists talk about their vision by Alessandra Mattanza( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last few decades, art has moved from museums, collections, and art galleries to the streets to take over the city. Visionary artists, gifted with breath-taking expressiveness, have converted the spaces where everyday life takes place - which are often featureless and abandoned - to a new palette, in a new way of expressing their ideas. Once again, art breaks the mold and speaks directly to the audience, without intermediary channels or filters. Social themes, political criticism, and poetry materialize on a bridge, on the facade of an old building, between the railings of a courtyard. This volume leads us to discover the phenomenon of street art and includes an introduction by Chris Versteeg, an expert in this and in graphic design. Here he inquires into the origins and sources of inspiration for this form of contemporary art, and presents the main groupings within it. Twenty of the greatest figures on the current world street art scene, from Banksy to Shepard Fairey, from Vhils to Alex Vau, will then take the floor, thanks to the interviews by Alessandra Mattanza, a multifaceted and talented journalist who is an expert in contemporary art. The artists will thus directly relate their stories to the readers, introducing them to the rational and ideas inspiring them, and enabling them to live directly the creative process leading to the forming of the final message. -- front insert
Tutankhamun by T. G. H James( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliantly produced volume on one of the most intriguing historical figures ever-oversized and lavishly illustrated with 8 pages of gatefolds, 400 color images, the highest quality paper, and a three-piece linen-bound cover! Until Howard Carter finally discovered Tutankhamun's tomb, the magnificence of the young king's legacy, left behind more than 3,000 years ago, was merely legend. What Carter unearthed in 1922, after years of painstaking work, exceeded anyone's expectations--and created a worldwide sensation. Come along on Carter's groundbreaking archeological adventure, courtesy of the British Museum's longtime keeper of Egyptian antiquities and author of several books on the subject. From the first shovel that dug into Egyptian earth to the uncovering of Tut's body, you're there every step of the way, enlightened by knowledge of the life and background of the Boy Pharaoh, this incredible historical significance of his brief reign, and an overview of his world. Renowned art photographer Araldo De Luca brings us virtually inside the tomb with over 400 pictures all taken especially for this book: from pendants, bangles, and collars to furniture, royal regalia and weapons, this is a dazzling display in both words and all-new photographs of the most breathtaking treasure trove in the history of the world
Vanishing animals( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores in vivid photography the world's most endangered animals, and the reasons their existences are threatened
Florida : Miami and Miami Beach, east coast, attractions, west coast, the Everglades, Key West by Marcello Bertinetti( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York by Marcello Bertinetti( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost civilizations : rediscovering the great cultures of the past by Fabio Bourbon( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lost Civilizations" tar leseren med til nær 50 steder av arkeologisk interesse i både Europa, Afrika, Asia og Nord- og Sør-Amerika. Naturlig nok er noen landviet mer plass enn andre, f.eks. har Hellas, Italia, Egypt, og Mexico fått mye plass. Boka er illustrert med store og flotte fargefotos, noen helsides,og kart, noe som gjør den til et funn for arkeologi-, historie-, kultur- og geografiinteresserte. Redigert av Fabio Bourbon og Valeria Manferto De Fabianis. Har ord- og litteraturliste
Petra : splendors of the Nabataean civilization by Francesca A Ossorio( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nestled in the mountains of Jordan, Petra is the most spectacular ancient city remaining in the modern world. This fascinating volume takes readers on a memorable journey through this wonderland of hundreds of temples, tombs, and elaborate buildings carved out of solid stone. Tracing the origins of Petra to prehistoric times, the text describes its evolution, demise, and eventual rediscovery in 1812. Throughout the book, archival photographs showcase the remarkable architecture and readers are given the opportunity to explore al-Khazueh, "The Treasury," one of the most impressive of Petra's monuments. Other remarkable sights include the 8,000-seat amphitheater, Petra Church with its beautifully preserved mosaics, and al-Deir or "The Monastery" perched high on a cliff, all vividly depicted in the photography of this handsome volume. With text contributed in part by the distinguished American Center of Oriental Research in Amman, this authoritative resource is essential reading for archaeologically-minded travelers and anyone interested in ancient history."--Jacket
California by Marcello Bertinetti( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of style : intimate portraits of 10 women who changed fashion by Paola Saltari( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coco Chanel once proclaimed, "I don't do fashion, I am fashion," and in one line she established a mantra for a handful of women who revolutionized the concept of femininity in the mid-20th century. A Matter of Style documents the unforgettable lives of Chanel and nine other female icons of style and elegance who captivated entire generations and remain inspiring models of beauty and fascination. An extraordinary collection of photographs bring these women back to life: Coco Chanel, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Mary Quant, Twiggy, and Lady Diana. These are the stories of unparalleled lives, captured in a volume without precedent
Skyscrapers by Antonino Terranova( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco by Marcello Bertinetti( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of fashion : 20 iconic items that changed the history of style( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it comes to fashion, the term "icon" is almost invariably associated with a person: a man or, more often, a woman whose style has left a mark on the collective imagination. And yet, there are also objects that have the same extraordinary evocative power, items of clothing or accessories which, in different ways, have revolutionized the history of fashion. The birth of the Burberry trench coat, flat pumps or Givenchy's little black dress were milestones after which nothing was ever the same. Each designer, label or fast-fashion manufacturer has had to come to terms with fashion icons' existence, by quoting or revisiting them, or simply by copying creations that have now become classics. Some of these are even known by their original name, like the Kelly bag and Borsalino hats. Others, over the years, have also gained sociopolitical connotations (Levi's jeans, for example, which were once workwear, became a symbol of the Sixties youth revolution), while others, such as Hermès scarves and Chanel No.5 perfume, continue to be status symbols
Tropical rainforests : discovering the green planet by Francesco Petretti( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the unique plants and animals that exist in tropical rainforests, their interdependence, and their importance to the world's ecology
Legendary rock songs by Nathan Brackett( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exuberant celebration of 80 unforgettable rock songs spanning the history of the genre will strike chords of personal and collective memory while it relives the spirit, fashion, and tenor of our times
Horses by Gabrielle Boiselle( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasure of images and information for all horse-lovers, this beautifully crafted book is a fitting tribute to humankind's unique companion, the horse. Over thousands of years, the horse has won humanity's gratitude and admiration. Horses celebrates these noble creatures, presenting them in their many environments and, above all, at the most interesting moments in their working and natural lives. Engaging narratives written by recognized authorities on various aspects of equine life are combined with hundreds of photographs to create a complete portrait of horses in all their beauty. Thoroughbreds and draft horses, horse shows and racing, life on the ranch and in the field, the birth and rearing of foals, famous riding schools, and equestrian traditions are among the themes of this unique book. Written in a direct, lively style, the text is especially appropriate for young readers eager to learn more about these captivating creatures. Offering an abundance of engaging illustrations in a handsome format, this book is the perfect gift for horse-lovers of all ages
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World Trade Center
World Trade CenterTibet : journey to the forbidden city : retracing the steps of Alexandra David-NéelChina through the eyes of the West : from Marco Polo to the last emperorGiants of the sea : whales, dolphins, and their habitsTutankhamunVanishing animalsLost civilizations : rediscovering the great cultures of the pastPetra : splendors of the Nabataean civilization
Alternative Names
De Fabianis Valeria Manferto

De Fabianis, Valeria Manferto 1951-

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Manferto, Valeria 1951-

Manferto, Valeria De Fabianis.

Manfreto, Valeria

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Манферто де Фабианис, Валерия

デ・ファビアニス, ヴァレリア・マンフェルト